Thank you, Dave Menzo – and all of our Mittenfest XII Supporters!

January 2, 2018 | 826 Blog Post

dave menzo press shot by Photographer: Dianna Berggren

(Photographer: Dianna Berggren)

Mittenfest XII has grown a lot over twelve years, as has the clout behind many of the performers that have performed. However, without someone to make sure we can hear the bands, the whole festival is for naught. Enter Dave Menzo and Menzo Media. Dave has been supporting our Mittenfest performers to bring to the stage their beautiful tunes for many years and we are so proud to be able to work with him.

Along with being an excellent sound engineer, he is a multi-instrumental guru and performer. He has done projects with our wonderful friends at the Ann Arbor District Library, and consulted with our other amazing friends at Literati to create a space where visiting readers can be clearly heard at their live events. Dave is a beloved member of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti music scene and can be found DJing, performing solo, or with his live band basically every night of the week it feels like.

We are honored to be able to spend time with Dave and his team at Menzo Media each year at Mittenfest, and eternally grateful for all of his generosity. Listen to his music and talk to him about any of your sound needs (we totally can vouch for it) at Thanks, Dave!

We’d also like to celebrate and acknowledge our additional fantastic Mitenfest XII friends. Learn more about them and their contributions below.

DENNIS’S MUSIC: Dennis’s Music in Ypsilanti has generously donated the backline to Mittenfest for years, allowing us to rapidly switch between bands and fit even MORE artists into every night!

JEN HARLEY DESIGN: If you’ve been enticed and enchanted to join us at Mittenfest, chances are it is Jen’s gorgeous artwork that lured you. She lent her talents again this year to the event posters, t-shirts, and decor, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!  

We couldn’t do this without our wonderful business friends who so generously support Mittenfest by donating their goods and services – thank you all!

North Peak Brewing Company

VG Kids

Bona Sera


beezy’s cafe

And last but most certainly not least, we have amazing event sponsors! These folks go above and beyond to make sure that not only is Mittenfest a resounding success, they proudly cheer on 826michigan’s student thinkers and writers. Their sponsorships help support free writing and tutoring programs throughout the year – 826 thank you’s to you all!

Quite Scientific Records

Domino’s Pizza

Real Estate One Ypsilanti

Red Rock Downtown Barbecue

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